How to install

Appliance usage

Appliance requirements

Appliance documentation

Version supported

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 7.0.3.I6.1

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 7.0.3.I5.2

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 7.0.3.I5.1

Last updated
March 6, 2017

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Julien Duponchelle
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Last updated
March 6, 2017

Contributors
Julien Duponchelle
Edit this Article

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 appliance

The NX-OSv 9000 is a virtual platform that is designed to simulate the control plane aspects of a network element running Cisco Nexus 9000 software. The NX-OSv 9000 shares the same software image running on Cisco Nexus 9000 hardware platform although no specific hardware emulation is implemented. When the software runs as a virtual machine, line card (LC) ASIC provisioning or any interaction from the control plane to hardware ASIC is handled by the NX-OSv 9000 software data plane.
The NX-OSv 9000 for the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series provides a useful tool to enable the devops model and rapidly test changes to the infrastructure or to infrastructure automation tools. This enables network simulations in large scale for customers to validate configuration changes on a simulated network prior to applying them on a production network. Some users have also expressed interest in using the simulation system for feature test ,verification, and automation tooling development and test simualtion prior to deployment. NX-OSv 9000 can be used as a programmability vehicle to validate software defined networks (SDNs) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based solutions.

How to install

Appliance usage

The old (I5) versions might require 8192 MB of RAM; adjust it if necessary.

Appliance requirements

RAM: 8096 MB

You need KVM enable on your machine or in the GNS3 VM.

Appliance documentation

Documentation for using the appliance is available on http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus9000/sw/7-x/nx-osv/configuration/guide/b_NX-OSv_9000/b_NX-OSv_chapter_01.html

Version supported

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 7.0.3.I6.1

Images require

File MD5 Size
OVMF-20160813.fd 8ff0ef1ec56345db5b6bda1a8630e3c6 2.0 MB Download
nxosv-final.7.0.3.I6.1.qcow2 18bb991b814a508d1190575f99deed99 780.0 MB Download

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 7.0.3.I5.2

Images require

File MD5 Size
OVMF-20160813.fd 8ff0ef1ec56345db5b6bda1a8630e3c6 2.0 MB Download
nxosv-final.7.0.3.I5.2.qcow2 c06aaa02f758a64fd8fee9406756f1da 778.0 MB Download

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 7.0.3.I5.1

Images require

File MD5 Size
OVMF-20160813.fd 8ff0ef1ec56345db5b6bda1a8630e3c6 2.0 MB Download
nxosv-final.7.0.3.I5.1.qcow2 201ea658fa4c57452ee4b2aa4f5262a7 785.0 MB Download

Other versions

If you don't have this images you can try to add a new version follow instructions here.